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We provide funds at below-market interest rates that can be particularly useful to start, grow, or sustain a program, or when results cannot be achieved with grant dollars alone.

Community Fund for Wellness

Our participatory grantmaking alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving by empowering service providers and community-based organizations to define the strategy around a specific issue area or population.

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We support local small- and mid-size organizations that are working to advance recommendations outlined in the Think Bigger Do Good Policy Series.

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We fund organizations and projects which disrupt our current behavioral health space and create impact at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.

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Olivia Bruyn, MPH(c)
Learning and Community Impact Intern

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Tia Burroughs Clayton, MSS
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Alyson Ferguson, MPH
Chief Operating Officer

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Vivian Figueredo, MPA
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

Derrick M. Gordon, PhD
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Nicholas Mathews, MSEd
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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Samantha Matlin, PhD
Vice President of Learning & Community Impact

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Caitlin O'Brien, MPH
Director of Learning & Community Impact

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Joe Pyle, MA
President

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Nadia Ward, MEd, PhD
Learning and Community Impact Consultant

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LiveWell Program

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The LiveWell Program is a peer-led, psychoeducational behavioral health program for the treatment and prevention of depression.

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Prior to Covid-19, major depression was the most common mental health issue in the US. It is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem. And although depression is treatable, more than 70% of people affected receive no treatment, with cost and accessibility being major barriers to care. Since launching LiveWell’s virtual adult and teen peer-led support groups in response to the pandemic, attendance has increased more than 400% – fostering a diverse international community of peers. 

Noting that Covid-19 has tripled the rate of depression in U.S. adults in all demographic groups, with members of vulnerable populations adversely affected in particular, the LiveWell program utilizes open-to-the-public, peer-led spaces to support those hit hardest by depression and the Covid-19 pandemic. The program is designed to have a positive impact at varying levels with the following projected outcomes:

  • Increasing access to depression support for a wide and diverse population in need, especially those with poor or no access to mental health care (including lack of parity and insurance coverage)
  • Fostering healthy lives by empowering people with the skills they need to take control of their own depression treatment and relapse prevention
  • Creating a sustainable community-based model for widespread availability of long-term depression treatment
  • Embedding the evidence-based practice of peer-led interventions into depression prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

Using the evidence-based practice of peer-led interventions, the LiveWell Program also seeks to: 

  • Expand access to depression recovery and prevention services
  • Provide a solution to sustainable workforce development
  • Ensure that marginalized and vulnerable populations receive culturally appropriate mental health services from their peers.